Acakshurdarshana, aka: Acakṣurdarśana, Acakshus-darshana; 1 Definition(s)


Acakshurdarshana means something in Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Acakṣurdarśana can be transliterated into English as Acaksurdarsana or Acakshurdarshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Achakshurdarshana.

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General definition (in Jainism)

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Acakṣurdarśana (अचक्षुर्दर्शन) refers to “non-ocular perception” and represents one of the eight divisions of Darśanāvaraṇa, or “perception obscuring (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8.—What is meant by obscuring non ocular perception (acakṣur-darśana-āvaraṇa)? Not letting the four sense organs (barring eyes) and mind perceive the objects of knowledge is non ocular perception obscuring. Acakṣurdarśana is also known as Acakṣurdarśanāvaraṇa, Acakṣudarśanāvaraṇa, Acakṣurdarśanāvaraṇīya or Acakṣudarśanāvaraṇīya.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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